Ed Noor: After this chapter, no longer will it seem so incongruous to you when you see blood thirsty jihadists waving the so called "peace sign".
A remarkable thing occurred with the hand so lifted, is that its shadow resembles the head and horns of the Goat of Baphomet ~ the symbol of black magic. ~ The Complete Book of Witchcraft
There was a deeply seated belief in the fascination or enchantment of shadows; so that the witch, or magician, could use them to either produce sickness and death or to inspire love. The shadow of the (Satanic) priest's fingers raised in blessing was considered to have evil significance.~A remarkable thing occurred with the hand so lifted, is that its shadow resembles the head and horns of the Goat of Baphomet...the symbol of black magic. The use of the 'shadow of blessing' was regarded as the legitimate prerogative of the Pope, and was most terribly exercised during the Dark Ages and at the time of the Inquisition.4
Yasser Arafat, leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, popularized the ancient "V" sign among Arab demonstrators and guerrilla fighters.